This is one corner… of one country, in one continent, on one planet that’s a corner of a galaxy that’s a corner of a universe that is forever growing and shrinking and creating and destroying and never remaining the same for a single millisecond. And there is so much, so much to see
Between you and me, in a hundred words, where do you think Van Gogh rates in the history of art?
Well… um… big question, but, to me Van Gogh is the finest painter of
them all. Certainly the most popular, great painter of all time. The
most beloved, his command of colour most magnificent. He transformed the
pain of his tormented life into ecstatic beauty. Pain is easy to
portray, but to use your passion and pain to portray the ecstasy and joy
and magnificence of our world, no one had ever done it before. Perhaps
no one ever will again. To my mind, that strange, wild man who roamed
the fields of Provence was not only the world’s greatest artist, but
also one of the greatest men who ever lived.